Category Archives: Book Reviews

Holy Cow It’s Foggy

Even if you live on the Maine coast, you’ve probably never experienced fog like this. Barbara Winslow’s children’s book, Just A Little Fog, published by North Country Press, should have been titled, Holy Cow It’s Foggy. Barbara’s fog blankets the country, causing chaos, while a TV 5 weatherman insists “It’s just a little fog.” Nope, […]

Secrets Haunt The Lobster’s Sea

I’ll guarantee one thing about Charlene D’Avanzo’s new novel, Secrets Haunt the Lobster Sea, designed and produced by Maine Authors Publishing: you will not figure out the murderer until Charlene discloses it. You might think you know, but you won’t. I enjoy lots of things about Charlene’s novels featuring Mara Tusconi, an ocean scientist. The […]

Every Maine family needs this guide to get-a-ways and adventures

Jen Hazard has given us a great list of Maine family get-aways and adventures in her book The Maine Playbook, published by Islandport Press. If anyone knows the best places for family get-a-ways and adventures, it’s Jennifer Hazard. Jen, her husband, and their two kids have been traveling the state for years, enjoying our best […]

Our right to enjoy Maine’s beaches must be restored

In 1989, Maine’s Supreme Court took away our right to enjoy our ocean intertidal zones. Looking all the way back to when Maine was part of Massachusetts, the Justices ruled that our opportunities to enjoy the intertidal zones are limited to fishing, fouling, and navigation. Thankfully, Orlando Delogu has written a new book, Maine’s Beaches […]

Dive into this great novel soon

Billy Todd’s life is going really well, except for that secret thing he did that he fears might send him to jail. You will race through this short novel, as I did, hoping to find out what Billy did and whether he’ll be caught and punished. My friend John Ford, a retired game warden and […]